Leadership & Board of Directors

Corporate Portrait of Brad Kern

Vice President of Operations

Brad Kern


Worthington Steel Company

Brad Kern is vice president of operations for Worthington Steel. Prior to this role, Kern served as vice president of operations support at Worthington Industries.

He began his tenure at Worthington Industries in 1990. During his time at Worthington Industries, he spent the majority of his career in operations, starting as a first line supervisor and working his way up to operations manager.

Kern has also held leadership positions in five steel facilities and has been involved in two green field startups during his career. He served as director of steel transformation from 2019 to 2023.

Kern is a Columbus native and earned his bachelor’s degree in operations management and logistics from The Ohio State University. He has three adult children with his wife, Danielle, and lives in central Ohio.